26/11/2019 - 30/11/2019 | Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Principal Course Master:

Prof. Dr. Reto Neiger DECVIM-CA, DACVIM (DE)

Course Masters:

Dr. Christiane Stengel DECVIM (DE)
Dr. Sarah Steinbach DECVIM-CA, DACVIM (USA)

Program Overview

Due to the high interest in the Internal Medicine discipline, as of 2018 parallel to the Internal Medicine study program in Utrecht, ESAVS offers an alternative Internal Medicine program which has the same scope covering all relevant topics of Veterinary Internal Medicine in a total of 6 weeks of residential course work.

While equivalent to the Utrecht IM – study program in content as well as in regard to ECTS Points meeting all requirements for the Certificate and Master Degree in Internal Medicine.

Please note that the new study program has a different structure and is composed of 6 one week (5 day) Courses:

  • Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology & Liver and Pancreas
  • Internal Medicine: Nephrology & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine: Respiratory and basic Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine: Haematology and basic Oncology
  • Internal Medicine: Infectious diseases / Immunology and basic Neurology
  • Internal Medicine: Toxicology and basic Emergency and Critical Care

Each course can be taken independently in any sequence as fits your schedule. The courses are case oriented with emphasis on practical problem solving exercises.

Course Overview

Clinical work-up of internal medicine nephrology/urology and endocrine problems will be presented in a case oriented approach. Typical and less common problems of dogs and cats presented with upper and lower urinary tract diseases as well as with endocrinopathies will be used to demonstrate a structured and problem-oriented work-up.

Preliminary Program (Subject to change)

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

PUPD (pathophysiology of kidney function, differential diagnosis, appropriate tests), kidney function (physiologic kidney function, urine and blood biomarkers for kidney disease), chronic kidney disease (pathophysiology, classification and management according to IRIS-guidelines), acute kidney injury (causes, physiology, treatment including advanced dialysis methods), glomerular diseases (pathophysiology, differential causes, diagnostic possibilities)



Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Hematuria/dysuria/pollakisuria (differentials and structured work-up), urinary incontinence (physiology, differentials, diagnostic imaging and various therapeutic options), urinary obstruction (causes, consequences and emergency management), urolithiasis (management of various urolith compositions), feline interstitial cystitis (pathophysiology and management including drugs and MEMO), urinary tract infection (management of uncomplicated and complicated UTI using international guidelines)



Thursday, 28 November 2019

Diabetes mellitus (physiology and management in dogs and cats); insulinoma (and other causes of hypoglycaemia), hypersomatotropism, pituitary dwarfism.




Friday, 29 November 2019

Work-up of dogs or cats with hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, calcium homeostasis abnormalities, hypoadrenocorticism, hypocortisolism.



Saturday, 30 November 2019

Nephrology/urology and endocrine cases (interactive)




Total hours: 40

ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): 34

ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5


Registration and fees

Tuition fee: Euro 1.950.-


Early registration: Euro 1.850.-

(deadline for early registration payment: 24th May 2019)

Course location

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University of Luxembourg, 162 Avenue de la Faiencerie, 1511 Luxembourg, Luxemburg

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Luxembourg, Luxembourg
26/11/2019 - 30/11/2019held

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